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Cobhill Barrow

Round Barrow(s)

Nearest Town:Salisbury (10km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SU233332 / Sheet: 184
Latitude:51° 5' 49.41" N
Longitude:   1° 40' 1.99" W

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Winterslow: tradition of golden coffin buried in the vicinity, which contains two of the largest barrows in the county (excluding Silbury). Information from the late J.F.S. Stone, 1951.
From Barrow Treasure, in Fact, Tradition, and Legislation
L. V. Grinsell
Folklore, Vol. 78, No. 1. (Spring, 1967), pp. 1-38.

As you can tell, this might not be this Bronze age barrow that the folklore refers to - there are a large number of barrows in cemeteries to the north of the Winterslows. So you probably won't find it. Just leave your metal detector at home please.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st March 2007ce
Edited 21st March 2007ce


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The remains of a Bronze Age bowl barrow.

(SU 23483329) Cobhill Barrow (NR). (1)
A mutilated bowl barrow, Winterslow 25, 18 paces x 15 paces x 4 ft high; traces of a slight ditch. Considered by P F Ewence probably to have been used as a siting point for a change in the angle of the Roman road (RR 45a). (2)
A badly mutilated 0.7m high mound is all that remains of this barrow. Ewence's contention would seem to be suspect as neither the eastern nor western alignment of the Roman Road intersects the barrow. (3)

( 1) Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1962
( 2) General reference VCH Wilts 1 pt 1 1957 204
( 3) Field Investigators Comments F1 ANK 15-OCT-70
Chance Posted by Chance
19th August 2012ce